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by Kevin Keller
October 28th, 2016, 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Square Top vs Pin Head
Replies: 25
Views: 16328

Re: Square Top vs Pin Head

Hi Bill, Regarding posting pictures. I use an Apple but I would think it is similar to using a PC. I hit the "Attachments" link, then "Add files" and then navigate through my computer to find the picture and select it. I don't type in anything. I haven't done it in a while but let me add a picture n...
by Kevin Keller
October 28th, 2016, 10:39 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Theory
Replies: 14
Views: 9066

Re: Spinnaker Theory

I finally got the opportunity to use the spinnaker. It was in about 11-13 kt winds. We used the supplied bag for launching and retrieving it. It was fun and I look forward to trying it again when i can. I have to say it was a mess of lines on my deck. I plan on purchasing a top down furler for it fr...
by Kevin Keller
October 28th, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Square Top vs Pin Head
Replies: 25
Views: 16328

Re: Square Top vs Pin Head

Bill, In your locked post you mention tightening the downhaul will open the leach. I have Aquarius supplied Kevlar sails on my 20 and 22. Tom says to tighten the downhaul just enough to get the wrinkles out. I'm wondering with such a strong material does that still apply to the Kevlar sails? Thanks ...
by Kevin Keller
October 28th, 2016, 10:04 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: The Leader and the Followers
Replies: 7
Views: 5004

Re: The Leader and the Followers

Huge hull volume.

Self rotating mast.

Under tramp sheets etc.
by Kevin Keller
September 27th, 2016, 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What year is my SC17 ? And hull repair issue
Replies: 15
Views: 10087

Re: What year is my SC17 ? And hull repair issue

You can search for a post called "Refurbishing SC20" to see what I did. There is a picture of basically what Matt described when I did some repairs on my hulls.
Kevin
by Kevin Keller
September 27th, 2016, 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sailing, Vacations and Physics
Replies: 3
Views: 2927

Re: Sailing, Vacations and Physics

Very nice. Thank you for sharing.
by Kevin Keller
September 16th, 2016, 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sailing, Vacations and Physics
Replies: 3
Views: 2927

Re: Sailing, Vacations and Physics

Any pics?
by Kevin Keller
August 25th, 2016, 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Theory
Replies: 14
Views: 9066

Re: Spinnaker Theory

Thanks Bill. Can't wait to try the spinnaker but it's been way too windy. Waiting for them to die down when I am home.
by Kevin Keller
August 24th, 2016, 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Square Top vs Pin Head
Replies: 25
Views: 16328

Re: Square Top vs Pin Head

Bill,
I don't know if you realize it but the post you put up regarding square top sails is locked and cannot be replied to. I was wondering if a small winglet like on a MD-11 at the head of the sail would stop the span wise flow and improve efficiency.
Kevin
by Kevin Keller
August 24th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Square Top vs Pin Head
Replies: 25
Views: 16328

Re: Square Top vs Pin Head

It seems like they go back and forth on whether to have a pointy tip or curved tip as apposed to a fat type tip on wings. I thought one reason the WWII Spitfire was such a good airplane was because of the curved tips helped prevent span wise flow. I also thought that gliders used long aspect wings f...
by Kevin Keller
August 24th, 2016, 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Theory
Replies: 14
Views: 9066

Spinnaker Theory

I haven't flown any of my spinnakers yet however it has come up in discussion down at my club. People can't wait to see it up on my boat. I have never flown an asymmetric spinnaker. One thing I am being advised about is when a gust hits to turn down wind. This goes against my natural tendency to poi...
by Kevin Keller
August 18th, 2016, 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supercat 17 footage from drone
Replies: 13
Views: 9048

Re: Supercat 17 footage from drone

I appreciate that Mac. It's a very tiring lifestyle I have to keep up just to own an Aquarius boat. Thought some of you might want to know what I look like. lol
by Kevin Keller
August 17th, 2016, 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supercat 17 footage from drone
Replies: 13
Views: 9048

Re: Supercat 17 footage from drone

Nice video! I would like to get some video of my new to me 22 out here in Hawaii. I have a friend with a helicopter who will take some sometime. In the meantime I will have to settle for stills.
by Kevin Keller
August 8th, 2016, 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hobie 16
Replies: 63
Views: 36009

Re: Hobie 16

That's interesting. Do you have picture of your high wind sail? Maybe I will get one made for my 22 since the winds these days in Oahu are averaging above 15 kts.
by Kevin Keller
August 6th, 2016, 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hobie 16
Replies: 63
Views: 36009

Re: Hobie 16

Bill,

I should try my SC20 SR sail on it. Maybe I will get one of the those halyard extenders.

BTW how big of a sea anchor would you use on the 22 for righting?

Kevin